Girls are a complicated bunch. On normal days, they have troublesome mood swings that are far more complex than the weather. During their dreaded red period, they transform into something meaner than the Hulk. While on good days, however, they (hopefully) become these adorable princesses who see us as their knight in shining armor.
This time though, you won't need to wait until their best behavior to become their Prince Charming. Here, we combine the inner boy scout and the hidden gentlemen in you as give you the ultimate Girfriend Kit— for when damsels be distressin’—equip yourself with these well-thought-out items that will make you the hero in any situation. Most situations, anyway.
Bad hair day? The wind blowing that romantic moment away? Is she looking like a reject understudy for that girl in The Ring? A scrunchie is the only thing you need to savor those moments when you need to see her face when all the vigorous…erm, blowing gets her hair messy.
2) SANITARY NAPKINS
She’ll probably think you’re weird but still love you for it. We know it feels really awkward carrying it around, but the bloodbath you’re avoiding should be enough consolation.
3) WET WIPES
Boys bring tissue, men conjure up wet wipes. Seriously, tissues don’t provide the appropriate punas efficiency levels for those sticky situations. Wet wipes have been tried and tested by alpha-males around the world to have the ability to wipe off almost every bodily excretion known to man.
4) AN EXTRA T-SHIRT
For times when you can’t let her parents see the stains you “accidentally” got on her shirt. An extra T-shirt can be an easy solution for all the mishaps you clumsy couples get into. Just remember to bring something that looks cute on her.
5) A BANANA
Surprisingly, a good conversation starter. It’s easy to carry and contains a lot of nutrients and health benefits. Plus the added joy of seeing a hot girl eating a banana. Just saying.
When you’re too afraid to tell her that people within a five-meter radius can probably guess what she had for breakfast when she yawned a while ago. Mints can help freshen up any intimate situation from kissing to passionately eating bananas. And of course, mas masarap pag air-con.
7) SINGLE-PERSON UMBRELLA
Old-school high school da moves! When you want to share that umbrella-for-one because of your kind heart and selflessness because you are such a gentleman… sabay akbay.
8) PARACETAMOL (NO DROWSE, OF COURSE!)
Ever hear this line? “Sorry, I have a headache, maybe next time?” Headaches can be the ultimate cockblocker. By having these meds on hand you can save yourself the bad trip of blue balls.
9) A JACKET THAT SMELLS OKAY
All girls get kilig when you lend them your jacket. It’s kind of like giving them a permanent hug, enveloping them with your manscent. Just make sure that your jacket doesn’t wreak BO or smell much worse—i.e., another girl. Find the right balance to make your jacket snug-tastic!
10) EXTRA MONEY
When you forget everything. Every monthsary, anniversary, birthday, graduation, Valentine’s day, period, and whatever other occasion she feels is worth celebrating. When you forget everything, you will be ready.
And don't forget...
You love her. Why else were you carrying around female sanitary napkins to begin with? That, or we’ve tricked you into becoming such an exquisite sucker of a gentleman. Oh well...
Taken from FHM Philippines' May 2015 issue